STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Duke men's saber and women's
epee squads went undefeated on the opening weekend of collegiate fencing, to
lead the Blue Devil men to a 2-2 record and the women to a 2-3 mark at the Penn
State Duals on Saturday.
The Duke men defeated Drew 25-2 and Haverford 21-6 while
falling 15-12 to Penn and 14-13 to Columbia. The women recorded wins of 24-3
over Haverford and 24-3 over Drew while falling 16-11 to Temple, 14-13 to Penn
and 14-13 to Columbia.
Duke's women's epee squad was a perfect 5-0 on the day
with all three fencers recording double-digit wins. Senior captain and two-time
All-America Emily D'Agostino notched a squad-best 14-1 record while freshman
Isabella Barna posted a 13-2 mark and sophomore Sarah Collins went 10-5.
The Duke men's sabers, led by senior captain Anthony Lin
who finished the day 6-3, defeated all four opponents thanks to a 9-2
performance from freshman Charles Copti. Matching Lin's 6-3 record was
sophomore Eugene Chung, while sophomore Colin Colter also turned in a winning
mark at 5-2.
Other notable performances for the Duke women include
senior saber Sean Cadley (14-1) and junior saber Kodia Baye-Cigna (11-4) who
both notched double-digit wins.
On the men's side, junior epee Alessio Santoro finished
10-2 on the day to lead all Blue Devil men in victories and the men's epee
squad to a 3-1 day. Sophomore Edward Chen also contributed to the epees'
performance with a perfect 6-0 record.
January 12, 2013
Penn State Duals
State College, Pa.
Duke Women (2-3) Duke 24, Haverford 3
Duke 24, Drew 3
Temple 16, Duke 11
Penn 14, Duke 13
Columba 14, Duke 13
Duke Men (2-2) Duke 25, Drew 2
Duke 21, Haverford 6
Penn 15, Duke 12
Columbia 17, Duke 10 Duke Women (2-3)